The Gamestick is, I think, part of the same silly little Android console idea that we'll be laughing about in five years' time. But while the idea is here, in the moment, we may as well enjoy it.
Everybody's talking about the Ouya these days. Ouya exclusives, Ouya unboxings, Ouya reviews — what about the GameStick? It's a standalone Android console too, you know. Sure, it might not be as powerful as the Ouya or have the strange, mildly-confused following of the Ouya, but it's got spunk? Sure, we'll go with…
I admire their spirit. Their heart is in the right place. But I can't help but feel that the makers of the GameStick—the "the most affordable, open and portable TV games console ever created"—are going to be up against it.